Texas Alliance for Life
2022 Annual Benefit Dinner

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022
6:30 PM | Hilton Austin
Keynote: Dr. Anthony Levatino


Online registration is closed. Please get in touch with our office at 512.477.1244 to register table guests or purchase a seat(s). Guest name changes for your table can be made at registration on Saturday.

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Dr. Levatino is a Board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist who recently retired after 40 years in the medical field. He is also a former lawyer and a former associate professor of OB/GYN at Albany Medical Center, where, additionally, he served as the Medical Student Director and Residency Program Director. Dr. Levatino performed nearly 1,200 abortions as a routine part of his practice in the early years. Still, his views on abortion began to change after a tragic accident killed his 5-year-old daughter, Heather. Today, he is a staunch and vocal pro-life advocate who has testified before Congress several times about the brutal nature of abortion. 


Terry Williams has been involved in pro-life ministry for almost 30 years in a variety of ways, including Director and Presenter of a successful sexual risk avoidance program and Executive Director of a Care Net Pregnancy Center in Texas. Terry currently serves as a Care Net Center Services Specialist and is qualified to train and consult Boards, Volunteers, and Staff in pregnancy center work and ministry for pregnancy centers across the US. Terry frequently speaks at Banquets, Women’s Events, and provided testimony to Legislators in Texas. As a Texas Alliance for Life Board member, Terry serves on the Public Policy Committee. In this role, Terry has been instrumental in working towards building a culture of life by helping to pass some of the strongest anti-abortion laws in the nation. Terry lives on a ranch in Texas with her husband, Mark.


Dr. Pojman is the founder and executive director of Texas Alliance for Life, a non-partisan, non-sectarian, pro-life organization committed to protecting innocent human beings from conception until natural death. He has lobbied for pro-life issues in the state Capitol for more than 33 years, and under his. With the TAL board’s direction, Texas Alliance for Life has helped bring into law many major pro-life bills, including the parental notice and consent laws, the Prenatal Protection (personhood) Act, the Woman’s Right to Know bill, the Sonogram Law, the Choose Life license plate bill, defunding Planned Parenthood, the 20-week ban and safety regulations in House Bill 2, protecting women from sex trafficking at abortion facilities, the Alternative to Abortion program, and many others.


Peterson has a bachelor’s from Michigan State University’s School of Hospitality Business and an M.B.A. in International Management. After spending seven years in hotel sales and marketing, Lance spent two years in Asia working for the U.S. Department of Commerce. In 2000, Lance moved to Austin, Texas, from Vietnam to work for Wayport and, later, with STSN, in their sales and marketing divisions, where he sold and consulted on network installations.


Chorbishop Don J. Sawyer, D. Min, is Pastor of Our Lady’s Maronite Parish, of the Eparchy (diocese) of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles.  A native Austinite, Abouna (Father in Arabic) Sawyer was ordained a Maronite priest on April 27, 1974, and founded Our Lady’s in 1983.  He received his Doctorate of Ministry in 1991 from Austin Presbyterian Seminary.  He was ordained a Chorbishop by Most Reverend Elias Zaidan on July 25, 2021.


Jonathan serves as the Senior Pastor at Austin Baptist Church in Austin, TX. Jonathan served for nearly 12 years as an Associate Pastor at Second Baptist Church in Houston, under the leadership of Dr. Ed Young.

Pastor Jonathan has been married to his beautiful wife, Bethany, for 12 years, and they have 3 wonderful kids: Emma, Jacob, and Daniel. He is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University, and he went on to earn his Masters at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.  He is currently pursuing his Doctorate at Gateway Seminary in California. Away from the church, Jonathan loves BBQing in the backyard, watching football and basketball, deer hunting, game nights with friends, and spending time with his family.

You’ll be in good company! Last year numerous elected officials attended the Texas Alliance for Life Annual Benefit Dinner.

Our continued pro-life success depends on our Annual Benefit Dinner. 

Leadership Circle members receive a complimentary table for ten as part of their membership. If you are reserving your complimentary table, let us know the names of your ten dinner guests, including yourself. The deadline to reserve your table and submit your dinner guest list is Friday, September 23.  

Sustaining Members at the Champion ($50/month) and Advocate ($25/month) levels receive two complimentary seats.

We’ve put together some valuable information on filling your table, along with some shareable invites you can use to email or text an invite. Click here to read more! 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Additionally, we offer sponsorship opportunities for your company! Would you mind reading all the ways we can partner together to support the cause of life and promote your business?

Special Thanks to our Registration Sponsor:


1. Platinum Table — $8,000

  • This table-level is complimentary with a Governor-level Leadership Circle membership.
  • Includes VIP reception,
  • Seating for 10,
  • Highest priority seating,
  • Valet,
  • Optional wine service.

2. Gold Table — $4000

  • This table-level is complimentary with a Lieutenant Governor level Leadership Circle membership.
  • Includes VIP reception,
  • Seating for 10,
  • Priority seating,
  • Valet,
  • Optional wine service.

3. Silver Table — $2000

  • This table-level is complimentary with a Senator-level Leadership Circle membership.
  • Includes VIP reception,
  • Seating for 10,
  • Priority seating,
  • Optional wine service.

4. Bronze Table — $1000

  • This table-level is complimentary with a Representative level Leadership Circle membership.
  • Includes two tickets for the VIP reception,
  • Seating for 10.

5. Individual Seat — $100 

Dinner Detailsmap


Hilton Austin
500 E. 4th St.
Austin, TX 78701


  • Valet — $25
  • Self-parking in the hotel garage — complimentary
  • Self-parking at the garage on 5th and Red River — $8
  • Parking on the street around the hotel is limited


4:30 – 6:30 PM — Registration
5:00 – 6:15 PM — VIP Reception
6:30 – 8:30 PM — Dinner & Program

Questions? Please email us! Or call 512.477.1244.